Historical Birthday

12 Jun 1107
Emperor Gaozong of Song 10th emperor of Song dynasty born in China (d. 1187)
12 Jun 1468
Juan del Encina Spanish author and composer born in Encinas Spain (d. 1529)
12 Jun 1519
Cosimo I de Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany and art patron of Florence born in Florence Italy (d. 1574)
12 Jun 1577
Paul Guldin Swiss astronomer and mathematician (Guldinus theorem) born in Mels Switzerland (d. 1643)
12 Jun 1599
Johan Wolfert van Brederode Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal born in Heusden Noord-Brabant Netherlands (d. 1655)
12 Jun 1659
Yamamoto Tsunetomo Japanese samurai (d. 1719)
12 Jun 1771
Patrick Gass sergeant of Lewis & Clark Expedition born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
12 Jun 1775
Karl Freiherr von Mffling Prussian field marshal born in Halle Germany (d. 1851)
12 Jun 1777
Robert Clark American politician U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1819-21) born in Washington County New York (d. 1837)
12 Jun 1795
John Marston U.S. Navy officer born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1885)
12 Jun 1798
Samuel Cooper American General (Confederate Army) born in New Hackensack Dutchess County New York (d. 1876)
12 Jun 1802
Harriet Martineau British controversial journalist political economist abolitionist and life-long feminist born in Norwich Norfolk England (d. 1876)
12 Jun 1806
John A. Roebling German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) born in Mhlhausen Germany (d. 1869)
12 Jun 1812
Edmond Hbert French geologist born in Villefargau Yonne France (d. 1890)
12 Jun 1819
Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot] English vicar and historian (Westward Ho) born in Holne Vicarage England (d. 1875)
12 Jun 1821
Henry Moses Judah American Brigadier General (Union Army) born in Snow Hill Maryland (d. 1866)
12 Jun 1825
John Cook American bugler (Union Army) born in Cincinnati Ohio (d. 1910)
12 Jun 1827
Johanna Spyri Swiss childrens book author (Heidi) born in Hirzel Switzerland (d. 1901)
12 Jun 1833
George Stevens English jockey (record 5 Grand National wins) born in Cheltenham England (d. 1871)
12 Jun 1842
Rikard Nordraak Norwegian composer born in Oslo Norway (d.1866)
12 Jun 1851
Oliver Joseph Lodge English physicist early radio pioneer born in Penkhull England (d. 1940)
12 Jun 1857
Achille Simonetti Italian violinist and composer born in Turin Italy (d. 1928)
12 Jun 1861
William Attewell English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891) born in Keyworth Nottinghamshire England (d. 1927)
12 Jun 1874
Willem Landr Dutch composer born in Amsterdam Netherlands (d. 1948)
12 Jun 1875
Sam De Grasse Canadian actor born in Bathurst New Brunswick Canada (d. 1953)
12 Jun 1876
Narciso Garay Panamanian composer born in Panama (d. 1953)
12 Jun 1877
Thomas C. Hart U.S. admiral and commander (Pacific Fleet) born in Davison Michigan (d. 1971)
12 Jun 1878
James Oliver Curwood American journalist and writer (Kazan the wolfdog) born in Owosso Michigan (d. 1927)
12 Jun 1885
Werner Erich Josten German composer (Jungle) born in Elberfeld Germany (d. 1963)
12 Jun 1888
Zygmunt Janiszewski Polish mathematician born in Warsaw Poland (d. 1920)
12 Jun 1890
Egon Schiele Austrian painter and graphic artist born in Tulln an der Donau Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1918)
12 Jun 1892
John Donald Robb American composer born in Minneapolis Minnesota (d. 1989)
12 Jun 1892
Djuna Barnes American author (Nightwood) born in Cornwall-on-Hudson New York (d. 1982)
12 Jun 1892
Ferdinand Schrner German field marshal born in Munich Germany (d. 1973)
12 Jun 1893
Kommer Kleijn Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better) born in Hilversum Noord-Holland Netherlands (d. 1982)
12 Jun 1897
Alexandre Tansman Polish composer (Dyptique) born in d Poland (d. 1986)
12 Jun 1900
Amadeo Roldn Cuban composer and violinist born in Paris (d. 1939)
12 Jun 1900
Betsy van Es Flemish actress (Sonna) born in Brussels Belgium (d. 1955)
12 Jun 1902
Hendrik Elias Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44) born in Machelen Belgium (d. 1973)
12 Jun 1903
Emmett Hardy American jazz musician born in Gretna Louisiana (d. 1925)
12 Jun 1904
Eino Roiha Finnish composer born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
12 Jun 1905
Ray Barbuti American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 400m relay 1928) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1988)
12 Jun 1905
James J. Braddock American heavyweight boxer born in NYC New York (d. 1974)
12 Jun 1906
Sandro Penna Italian poet born in Perugia Italy (d. 1977)
12 Jun 1907
Giorgio Nataletti Italian composer born in Rome Italy (d. 1972)
12 Jun 1908
Max Tailleur Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
12 Jun 1908
Ronald Selby Wright Scottish Church of Scotland minister born in Glasgow Scotland (d. 1995)
12 Jun 1908
Alphonse Ouimet Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC born in Montreal Quebec (d. 1988)
12 Jun 1908
Marina Semyonova Russian ballerina born in Saint Petersburg Russian Empire (d. 2010)
12 Jun 1909
Archie Bleyer American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey) born in Queens New York (d. 1989)
12 Jun 1909
Mansel Treharne Thomas Welsh composer born in Tylorstown Rhondda Wales (d. 1986)
12 Jun 1910
Bill Naughton [William John Francis Naughton] English playwright (Alfie) born in Ballyhaunis Ireland (d. 1992)
12 Jun 1911
Milovan Djilas Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class) born in Podbie Montenegro (d. 1995)
12 Jun 1912
Russell Lucky Hayden [Pate Lucid] American actor (Judge Roy Bean Three Men from Texas) born in Chico California (d. 1981)
12 Jun 1913
Jean Victor Allard Canadian army general born in Sainte-Monique-de-Nicolet Quebec (d. 1996)
12 Jun 1914
Peter Lancelot Williams English dance journalist born in Burton Joyce Nottingham (d. 1995)
12 Jun 1914
William Lundigan American actor (Climax Pinky They Asked for It) born in Syracuse New York (d. 1975)
12 Jun 1914
Bill Kenny American singer (The Bill Kenny Show) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
12 Jun 1915
David Rockefeller American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist born in Manhattan New York (d. 2017)
12 Jun 1915
Christopher Mayhew British politician (d. 1997)
12 Jun 1916
Irwin Allen American director (Land of the Giants Poseidon Adventure) born in NYC New York (d. 1991)
12 Jun 1916
Ivan Tors Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt Flipper) born in Budapest Hungary (d. 1983)
12 Jun 1917
Priscilla Lane American actress (Arsenic & Old Lace) born in Indianola Iowa (d. 1995)
12 Jun 1918
Samuel Z. Arkoff American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures born in Fort Dodge Iowa (d. 2001)
12 Jun 1919
Uta Hagen German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf) born in Gttingen Germany (d. 2004)
12 Jun 1920
Peter Jones British actor (Chariots of Fire From a Birds Eye View) born in Wem Shropshire England (d. 2000)
12 Jun 1920
Dave Berg American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2002)
12 Jun 1920
James Jim Siedow American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) born in Cheyenne Wyoming (d. 2003)
12 Jun 1920
William Woodward Jr. American businessman and horse breeder (Hanover National Bank) born in Oyster Bay New York (d. 1955)
12 Jun 1921
H. C. Artmann Austrian writer born in Vienna (d. 2000)
12 Jun 1921
Hendrik Witteveen Dutch economist Minister of Finance (196365 196771) born in Zeist Netherlands
12 Jun 1921
James Archibald Houston Canadian author and filmmaker (TiktaLiktak) born in Toronto Ontario (d. 2005)
12 Jun 1921
Christopher Derrick British writer born in Hungerford Berkshire England (d. 2007)
12 Jun 1922
Leif Thybo Danish composer and organist born in Holstebro Denmark (d. 2001)
12 Jun 1923
Marta Pan Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral) born in Budapest Hungary (d. 2008)
12 Jun 1926
Jackie Pallo English professional wrestler born in Islington Greater London England (d. 2006)
12 Jun 1927
Henry Slesar American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2002)
12 Jun 1927
Timir Pinegin Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960) born in Moscow Russia (d. 2013)
12 Jun 1928
Michael Wishart British figurative painter born in London (d. 1996)
12 Jun 1928
Richard Sherman American composer and lyricist (The Sherman Brothers - Mary Poppins) born in NYC New York
12 Jun 1928
Vic Damone [Vito Farinola] American singer (On the Street Where You Live) entertainer actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2018)
12 Jun 1929
Brigid Brophy British novelist (Hackenfellers Ape) and campaigner born in Ealing London (d. 1995)
12 Jun 1929
Jameel Jalibi Pakistani scholar writer and Urdu linguist born in Aligarh Uttar Pradesh British India
12 Jun 1930
Barbara Harris 1st US Episcopal female bishop born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
12 Jun 1930
Hans Koetsier Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol) born in Utrecht Netherlands (d. 1991)
12 Jun 1930
Jim Burke Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 50s) born in Mosman Sydney Australia (d. 1979)
12 Jun 1930
Donald Byrne American chess player born in NYC New York (d. 1976)
12 Jun 1930
Jim Nabors American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle Back Home Again in Indiana) born in Sylacauga Alabama (d. 2017)
12 Jun 1930
Innes Ireland Scottish racing driver born in Mytholmroyd West Riding of Yorkshire England (d. 1993)
12 Jun 1932
Mamo Wolde Ethiopian marathoner (Olympic gold 1968) born in Adaa Oromo Ethiopia (d. 2002)
12 Jun 1932
Rona Jaffe American novelist (Mazes & Monsters) born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2005)
12 Jun 1933
Eddie Adams American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier Pulitzer Prize 1969) born in New Kensington Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
12 Jun 1934
John A. Alonzo American cinematographer (pioneered handheld work lighting techniques and HD video development) born in Dallas Texas (d. 2001)
12 Jun 1935
Christoph Meckel German writer born in Berlin
12 Jun 1935
Ian Craig Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50s) born in Yass NSW (d. 2014)
12 Jun 1936
Bill Zeliff American politician U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire (1991-97) born in East Orange New Jersey
12 Jun 1937
Vladimir Arnold Russian mathematician (KolmogorovArnoldMoser theorem) born in Odessa Ukraine (d. 2010)
12 Jun 1937
Antal Festetics Austrian biologist and zoologist born in Budapest Hungary
12 Jun 1938
Tom Oliver English-Australian actor (Number 96) born in Chandlers Ford Hampshire England
12 Jun 1939
Frank McCloskey American politician U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1983-95) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
12 Jun 1939
Geoff Griffin South African cricketer (South African quick hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960) born in Greytown Natal Province Union of South Africa (d. 2006)
12 Jun 1941
Armando Chick Corea American jazz-fusion pianist and composer (Return To Forever Delhpi I Toy Dance) born in Chelsea Massachusetts
12 Jun 1941
Lucille Roybal-Allard American politician U.S. House of Representatives from California born in Los Angeles California
12 Jun 1941
Reg Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball] English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter born in Andover Hampshire England (d. 2013)
12 Jun 1941
Marv Albert American Yes sportscaster (NBC-TV)back biter born in NYC New York
12 Jun 1941
Roy Harper English musician (Folkjokeopus) born in Rusholme Manchester
12 Jun 1942
Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff] American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
12 Jun 1942
Bert Sakmann German cell physiologist (Nobel 1991) born in Stuttgart Germany
12 Jun 1942
Homer Neal African-American particle physicist born in Franklin Kentucky (d. 2018)
12 Jun 1944
Linda Foster American actress (Doris-Hank) born in Lancaster Pennsylvania
12 Jun 1944
Maurice Jackson American singer (The Independents - Leaving Me) born in Chicago Illinois
12 Jun 1945
Alfred Gell British social anthropologist (d. 1997)
12 Jun 1945
Terry Anderson American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80 96) born in Sydney New South Wales Australia
12 Jun 1946
Harry Glasper English writer born in Middlesbrough England
12 Jun 1946
John Steinbeck IV American journalist author and son of John Steinbeck born in New York City
12 Jun 1946
Eelco Gelling Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby Blizzards) born in Zwartsluis Netherlands
12 Jun 1947
Ron Freeman American athlete 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1968) born in Elizabeth New Jersey
12 Jun 1948
Barry Bailey American rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section) born in Decatur Georgia
12 Jun 1948
Norbert Phillip West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s) born in Bioche Dominica
12 Jun 1948
Hans Binder Austrian racing driver born in Zell am Ziller Innsbruck Austria
12 Jun 1948
Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins] American soul singer (Think About It) born in Dime Box Texas (d. 2005)
12 Jun 1949
Yuri Baturin Russian cosmonaut (SKSoyuz TM-28) born in Moscow Russia
12 Jun 1949
John Wetton British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia King Crimson) born in Willington (d. 2017)
12 Jun 1949
Marc Tardif Canadian ice hockey player born in Granby Quebec Canada
12 Jun 1951
Alan Dysert American actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children) born in Vermilion County Illinois
12 Jun 1951
Bun E. Carlos [Brad Carlson] American rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police) born in Rockford Illinois
12 Jun 1951
Brad Delp American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ) born in Peabody Massachusetts (d. 2007)
12 Jun 1951
Andranik Margaryan 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (2000-07) born in Yerevan Armenia (d. 2007)
12 Jun 1952
Dale Krantz American singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
12 Jun 1952
Oliver Knussen British composer (Where the Wild Things Are Chicara) born in Glasgow Scotland (d. 2018)
12 Jun 1952
Siegfried Brietzke German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972 76 80) born in Rostock Germany
12 Jun 1952
Spencer Abraham American politician 10th United States Secretary of Energy born in East Lansing Michigan
12 Jun 1953
Jonathan Rocky Burnette American rock and roll vocalist (Tired of Toein the Line) born in Memphis Tennessee
12 Jun 1953
Allan Weiner American pirate radio station owner born in Yonkers New York
12 Jun 1954
Tineke Schouten Dutch TV host and comedian born in Utrecht Netherlands
12 Jun 1954
Neil Oatley English engineer born in Camberwell London
12 Jun 1956
Terry Alderman Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91) born in Subiaco Perth Australia
12 Jun 1957
Javed Miandad Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests 8832 runs) born in Karachi Pakistan
12 Jun 1957
Jim Morris impressionistcomedian (Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush)
12 Jun 1957
Timothy Busfield American actor (30 Something West Wing) born in East Lansing Michigan
12 Jun 1958
Fernando Frank Caldeiro Argentine-American astronaut born in Buenos Aires Argentina
12 Jun 1958
Rebecca Holden American actress and singer (Knight Rider) born in Dallas Texas
12 Jun 1959
Jalal-ud-din Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani paceman ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982) born in Karachi Pakistan
12 Jun 1959
Jenilee Harrison American actress (Cindy-3s Company Dallas) born in Glendale California
12 Jun 1959
Kenneth Herdigein Surinamese-Dutch actor (Say A) born in Paramaribo Suriname
12 Jun 1959
Scott Thompson Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall Larry Sanders Show) born in North Bay Ontario Canada
12 Jun 1959
Steve Bauer Canadian road racer cyclist (Olympic silver 84 96) born in St. Catharines Canada
12 Jun 1959
John Linnell American musician (They Might Be Giants) born in NYC New York
12 Jun 1959
Jervis Johnson Games Designer for Games Workshop Nottingham born in London
12 Jun 1960
Mark Calcavecchia American golfer (British Open 1989 13 PGA Tour titles) born in Laurel Nebraska
12 Jun 1961
Rod Latham New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman) born in Christchurch New Zealand
12 Jun 1961
Jim Goad American author and publisher (ANSWER Me) born in Ridley Park Pennsylvania
12 Jun 1962
Michael Link American actor (Earl-Julia) born in Provo Utah
12 Jun 1962
Paul Clark English musician (The Bolshoi) born in Leeds England
12 Jun 1962
John Enos III American actor (Days of Our Lives) born in Boston Massachusetts
12 Jun 1963
Warwick Capper Australian rules footballer born in Victoria Australia
12 Jun 1963
Tim DeKay American actor (White Collar) born in Lansing New York
12 Jun 1963
Jerry Lynn American professional wrestler born in Minneapolis Minnesota
12 Jun 1963
Johnny Weiss American professional wrestler (Johnny Hotbody) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
12 Jun 1963
Philippe Bugalski French rally driver (d. 2012)
12 Jun 1964
Paula Marshall American actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons) born in Rockville Maryland
12 Jun 1964
Peter Such English cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-) born in Helensburgh Dunbartonshire Scotland
12 Jun 1964
Derek Higgins Irish racing driver born in Dublin Ireland
12 Jun 1964
Lorraine Downes New Zealand beauty queen (Miss Universe 1983) born in Auckland New Zealand
12 Jun 1965
Cathy Tyson English actress (Serpant & Rainbow) born in Liverpool England
12 Jun 1965
Cindy Lee Berryhill American singer and songwriter (Baby) born in Silver Lake Los Angeles California
12 Jun 1965
Gwen Torrence Lithonia GA 100m200m400m (Olympics 2 gold-92 96)
12 Jun 1965
Filip Topol Czech musician 9Ps vojci) and writer born in Prague
12 Jun 1967
Neil Maxwell Fijian cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990 Victoria & NSW) born in Lautoka Viti Levu Fiji
12 Jun 1967
Frances OConnor English-Australian actress (The Importance of Being Earnest) born in Wantage Oxfordshire England
12 Jun 1967
Icar Bollan Spanish actress director and screenwriter born in Madrid
12 Jun 1968
Scott Aldred American MLB pitcher (Minnesota Twins) born in Flint Michigan
12 Jun 1968
Bobby Sheehan American musician (Blues Traveler) born in Summit New Jersey (d. 1999)
12 Jun 1969
Kevin Turner American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case) born in Prattville Alabama (d. 2016)
12 Jun 1969
Mathieu Schneider American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders Toronto) born in NYC New York
12 Jun 1969
Zsolt Daczi Hungarian rock guitarist (Omen Bikini) born in Kiskunhalas Hungary (d. 2007)
12 Jun 1970
Damon Buford American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers) born in Baltimore Maryland
12 Jun 1970
Lee Mayberry American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks Vancouver Grizzlies) born in Tulsa Oklahoma
12 Jun 1970
Gordon Michael Woolvett Canadian actor (Andromeda) born in Hamilton Ontario Canada
12 Jun 1971
Peter Beets Dutch jazz pianist (New York Trio) born in The Hague Netherlands
12 Jun 1971
Florencia Labat Argentine tennis star (1992 Austrian) born in Buenos Aires Argentina
12 Jun 1971
Iwan Tomasz Polish soccer player (Roda JC Feyenoord) born in Supsk Poland
12 Jun 1971
Mark Henry American 238lbs (108kg) weightlifter born in Silsbee Texas
12 Jun 1971
Ryan Klesko American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves) born in Westminster California
12 Jun 1972
Inger Miller American 100m runner born in Los Angeles California
12 Jun 1972
Nathalie Baudone Rocurt Belgium tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
12 Jun 1972
Patrick van Diemen Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht NEC) born in Woerden Netherlands
12 Jun 1972
Bounty Killer [Rodney Basil Price] Jamaican deejay born in Trench Town Kingston Jamaica
12 Jun 1973
Hanna Riikka Nieminen Finnish ice hockey right wing (2 Olympics bronze 1998 2018) born in Jyvskyl Finland
12 Jun 1973
Jason Caffey American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls) born in Mobile Alabama
12 Jun 1973
Rick Plum Dutch soccer player (Roda JC MVV) born in Kerkrade Netherlands
12 Jun 1973
Takis Fyssas Greek footballer born in Athens Greece
12 Jun 1973
Darryl White Australian rules footballer (Brisbane Bears) born in Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia
12 Jun 1974
Kerry Kittles American NBA guard (NJ Nets) born in Dayton Ohio
12 Jun 1771
Patrick Gass sergeant of Lewis and Clark Expedition born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
12 Jun 1835
George Atzerodt American conspirator who failed to attempt an assassination of Vice President Andrew Johnson on the night Abraham Lincoln was murdered born in Dorna German Confederation (d. 1865)
12 Jun 1878
Myrtle McAteer American tennis player (US Nat Cship 1900) born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (d. 1952)
12 Jun 1895
Eugnie Brazier French chef who was the 1st woman to earn 3 Michelin stars (1933) and the 1st person earn 3 Michelin stars for 2 restaurants born in La Tranclire Ain France (d. 1977)
12 Jun 1930
Barbara Harris 1st US Episcopal female bishop born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
12 Jun 1930
Jim Burke Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]) born in Sydney Australia (d. 1979)
12 Jun 1931
Barbara Hillary American adventurer 1st black woman to reach the North Pole born in New York City (d. 2019)
12 Jun 1935
Ian Craig Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests) born in Yass NSW (d. 2014)
12 Jun 1939
Geoff Griffin South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests first RSA Test hat-trick 1960) born in Greytown Natal Province South Africa (d. 2006)
12 Jun 1948
Hans Binder Austrian auto racer (European Formula Ford Cship 1972) born in Innsbruck Austria
12 Jun 1965
Filip Topol Czech singer-songwriter (Ps vojci - Dog Soldiers) born in Prague (d. 2013)
12 Jun 1971
David Defiagbon Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996) born in Sapele Delta State Nigeria (d. 2018)
12 Jun 1874
Willem Landr Dutch composer and music educator born in Amsterdam Netherlands (d. 1948)
12 Jun 1918
Bob Carroll American screenwriter (I Love Lucy Stage Two Revue Stranger) born in McKeesport Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
12 Jun 1928
Tom Rosqui American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather - Rocco Lampone) born in Oakland California (d. 1991)
12 Jun 1941
Armando Chick Corea American jazz-fusion pianist and composer 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever Delhpi I Toy Dance) born in Chelsea Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
12 Jun 1941
Reg Presley [Reginald Ball] British rock vocalist (Troggs - Wild Thing Love Is All Around) and songwriter born in Andover Hampshire England (d. 2013)
12 Jun 1942
Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff] American singer songwriter and producer (The Dovells - Bristol Stomp solo - 1-2-3) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
12 Jun 1942
Bert Sakmann German cell physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1991) born in Stuttgart Germany
12 Jun 1947
Ron Freeman American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m bronze 400m 1968) born in Elizabeth New Jersey
12 Jun 1948
Norbert Phillip West Indian cricket fast bowler (9 Tests 28 wickets) born in Bioche Dominica
12 Jun 1957
Geri Allen American jazz pianist bandleader composer and educator born in Pontiac Michigan (d. 2017) [1]
12 Jun 1961
Yuri Rozanov Russian sports broadcaster (NTV Plus Match TV TEFI Award 2012) born in Zagorsk Russia (d. 2021)
12 Jun 1965
Carlos Luis Morales Ecuadorian soccer goalkeeper (40 caps Independiente Palestino ESPOLI) born in Guayaquil Ecuador (d. 2020)
12 Jun 1968
Bobby Sheehan American bassist (Blues Traveler - Run-Around) born in Summit New Jersey (d. 1999)
12 Jun 1902
(Raymond) Lee Morgan American actor (Dungeons of Harrow The Last of the Fast Guns) born in Stanford Texas (d. 1967)
12 Jun 1916
Irwin Allen American film and television producer (Land of the Giants The Poseidon Adventure) born in NYC New York (d. 1991)
12 Jun 1932
Charlie Feathers American country music and rockabilly singer-songwriter and musician (Cant Hardly Stand It) born in Holly Springs Mississippi (d. 1998)
12 Jun 1935
Ian Craig Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests NSW) born in Yass Australia (d. 2014)
12 Jun 1949
John Wetton British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia King Crimson) born in Willington England (d. 2017)
12 Jun 1842
Rikard Nordraak Norwegian composer born in Oslo Norway (d. 1866)
12 Jun 1860
Jack Edwards Australian cricket batsman (3 Tests Victoria CA) born in Melbourne Australia (d. 1911)
12 Jun 1868
Sol White American Baseball HOF executive (Philadelphia Giants 4 x consecutive black Cships 19041907) born in Bellaire Ohio (d. 1955)
12 Jun 1899
Anni Albers German-American textile artist and printmaker (1st textile artist to exhibit solo at MOMA) born in Berlin Germany (d. 1994)
12 Jun 1904
Bill Foster American Baseball HOF pitcher (NgL All-Star 1933 34 NgL World Series 1926 27 Chicago American Giants) born in Calvert Texas (d. 1978)
12 Jun 1920
Peter Jones British actor (Chariots of Fire From a Birds Eye View) born in Wem Shropshire England (d. 2000)
12 Jun 1921
Johan Witteveen Dutch economist Minister of Finance (196365 196771) and managing director of the IMF (1973-78) born in Zeist Netherlands (d. 2019)
12 Jun 1930
Jim Nabors American comedian actor (Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.) and singer (Back Home Again in Indiana) born in Sylacauga Alabama (d. 2017)
12 Jun 1941
Armando Chick Corea American jazz-fusion pianist and composer 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever Delhpi I Toy Dance) born in Chelsea Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
12 Jun 1941
Roy Harper British folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Folkjokeopus Work of Heart) born in Rusholme Manchester England
12 Jun 1946
Andy Roberts British folk-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Scaffold Plainsong) born in Hatch End Middlesex England
12 Jun 1948
Barry Bailey American rock guitarist (Atlanta Rhythm Section) born in Atlanta Georgia (d. 2022) [1]
12 Jun 1949
John Wetton British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia King Crimson 1972-74 Roxy Music 1974-75 U.K.) born in Willington England (d. 2017)
12 Jun 1951
Brad Delp American rock singer (Boston - More Than A Feeling RTZ) born in Peabody Massachusetts (d. 2007)
12 Jun 1951
Bun E. Carlos [Brad Carlson] American rock drummer (Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me Dream Police) born in Rockford Illinois
12 Jun 1952
Dale Krantz American rock singer (Rossington-Collins Band) born in Michigan
12 Jun 1952
Oliver Knussen British composer (Where the Wild Things Are Chicara) born in Glasgow Scotland (d. 2018)
12 Jun 1952
Tim Gorman American session and touring rock piano and keyboard player (Jefferson Starship 1992-95 The Who 1982-84) and composer born in San Francisco California
12 Jun 1957
Jim Morris American political comedian and impressionist (Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush) born in Massachusetts
12 Jun 1957
Timothy Busfield American actor (30 Something The West Wing) born in East Lansing Michigan
12 Jun 1958
Rebecca Holden American actress (Knight Rider) and country and Christian music singer born in Dallas Texas
12 Jun 1959
John Linnell American musician (They Might Be Giants - Constantinople) born in NYC New York
12 Jun 1964
Derek Higgins Irish auto racer (British Formula Ford Champion 1988 Mexican Formula 3 Champion 1995 97) born in Dublin Ireland
12 Jun 1969
Kevin Turner American football fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case) born in Prattville Alabama (d. 2016)
12 Jun 1519
Cosimo I de Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany and art patron of Florence born in Florence (d. 1574)
12 Jun 1775
Karl Freiherr von Mffling Prussian field marshal born in Halle Duchy of Magdeburg Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1851)
12 Jun 1806
John Roebling German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) born in Mhlhausen Germany (d. 1869) [1]
12 Jun 1916
Irwin Allen American film and television producer (Land of the Giants The Poseidon Adventure) born in New York City (d. 1991)
12 Jun 1928
Bob Davis Australian football forward (All Australian captain 1958 VFL Premiership 1951 52 Geelong FC) coach (VFL Premiership 1963 Geelong FC) and broadcaster (7 Network) born in Ballarat Australia (d. 2011)
12 Jun 1928
Richard Sherman American Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist with his brother Robert (Mary Poppins Chitty Chtitty Bang Bang Its a Small World (After All)) born in New York City (d. 2024) [1]
12 Jun 1929
Jameel Jalibi Pakistani scholar writer and Urdu linguist born in Aligarh Uttar Pradesh British India (d. 2019)
12 Jun 1939
Ron Lynch Australian rugby league forward (12 Tests NSW 17 games Parramatta 194 games) born in Young Australia (d. 2024)
12 Jun 1941
Armando Chick Corea American jazz-fusion pianist and composer 27 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever Delhpi I Toy Dance) born in Chelsea Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
12 Jun 1941
Marv Albert American Yes sportscaster (NBC-TV)back biter born in New York City
12 Jun 1943
David Nelson American psychedelic country guitarist singer and songwriter (New Riders of the Purple Sage 1969-82 & 2005-present Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band 1987-88) born in Seattle Washington
12 Jun 1949
Yann Piat [ne Marie] French politician (National Assembly 1986-94 - FNPR) born in Saigon French Cochinchina (now Vietnam) (d. 1994)
12 Jun 1959
John Linnell American musician (They Might Be Giants - Constantinople) born in New York City
12 Jun 1959
Steve Bauer Canadian road racer cyclist (Olympic silver 84 96) born in St. Catharines Ontario
12 Jun 1965
Filip Topol Czech singer-songwriter (Ps vojci - Dog Soldiers) born in Prague Czechoslovakia (d. 2013)
12 Jun 1965
Gwen Torrence American athlete (Olympic gold 200m 1992 4x100m relay 1992 96 World Cship gold 100m 1995) born in Decatur Georgia
12 Jun 1969
Mathieu Schneider American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders Toronto) born in New York City